Running For My Health



Saturday, April 15, 2017

PUMA INTRODUCES THE IGNITE 3 PWRCOOL - Keeps You Cool During Warm Run Days

7:50:00 AM

Global Sports Brand PUMA understands that each runner is unique and are motivated by their personal goals. Whether for long distance runs or sprints, every runner makes their own rules. To smash records or to win that medal that’ll earn them bragging rights. That’s why PUMA continues to create innovative running products that suit every need and enable runners to “Run Their Way”. 

This season, PUMA releases the latest silhouette in the IGNITE series that helps runners achieve their goals while transitioning into warm weather conditions - the IGNITE 3 PWRCool. Built to equip versatile runners who knows no limits even when temperature rises. The IGNITE 3 PWRCool puts the energy towards cruising, not sweating. It features the innovative DRI-FREEZE collar lining that instantly cools your feet at contact. DRI-FREEZE tech also extends to the sock liner for that maximum ventilation. The high rebound and long lasting moulded sock liner is made for instant step-in comfort. The first phase of a 2 smooth ride. The midsole features PUMA’s proprietary midsole, IGNITE foam, providing long lasting Energy Return that reduces ground contact time for a faster cadence. The outsole consists of PUMA’s Performance Rubber compound, a perfect blend of properties that provide ultra grip and is highly-abrasive resistant.

US Track & Field Olympian, Jenna Prandini, has trained wearing IGNITE 3 PWRCool. She says, “When you’re training and conditioning yourself 6-7 hours a day, the weather is the least of your worries. Good thing there’s a running shoe that adapts and keeps my feet cool.” 

World’s Fastest Man and triple treble Olympic gold medalist Usain Bolt knows a thing or two about training in warm climate conditions. “Living in Kingston, I’m used to running in really hot weather but there are days when the heat is just unbearable. The IGNITE 3 PWRCool can handle this, no sweat. Tried and tested.”

 Pair the IGNITE 3 PWRCool with the PWRCool Tee that will keep you cool you off with its new adaptive technology. This tee features PWRCOOL fabrics that maximize moisture transport and breathability, allowing you to stay cooler and dryer. The Vent Thermo-R System interacts with the body’s microclimate, opening to help release heat and moisture build up during your workout. When you’re cooling down and your body heat is reduced, the vents close. dryCell Technology also helps draw sweat away from your skin and keeps you dry and comfortable during exercise. The IGNITE 3 PWRCool is now available at all PUMA stores and will retail at RM449 (for Malaysia market only )


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Wednesday, March 15, 2017

Masters Marathon Legend Ed Whitlock Dies at 86

11:24:00 PM

The Canadian, who broke 3:00 in the marathon in his 70s and 4:00 at age 85, succumbed to prostate cancer.

In 2003, at 72, Whitlock became the first person 70 or older to break 3:00 in the marathon, with a 2:59:10 at the Toronto Waterfront Marathon. A year later, at 73, he lowered that 70+ best to 2:54:49. Over the ensuing years, Whitlock set age-group marks in the 70+, 75+, 80+, and 85+ age groups at distances from 1500 meters up through the marathon. Just last October, at 85, he ran 3:56:33 at the Toronto Marathon, becoming the first in his age group to break 4:00 and taking 28 minutes off the previous 85+ record.
The British-born Mr. Whitlock trained in a cemetery near his home in Milton, Ontario, outside Toronto, running laps for three hours or more at a time in his shuffling style. He had no coach, followed no special diet, did no stretching except on the morning of a race, got no massages and took no medication, except for a supplement for his knees.
The training itself was drudgery, Mr. Whitlock said, and he did not run for his health. He simply enjoyed setting records and getting attention. And those records forced scientists and fellow runners to reassess the possibilities of aging and performance.
“The real feeling of enjoyment,” he said in an interview with The New York Times in December, “is getting across the finish line and finding out that you’ve done O.K.”
At 5 feet 7 inches and a racing weight of 110 to 112 pounds, Mr. Whitlock was also a marvel of science. At 81, he underwent a battery of physiological tests at McGill University in Montreal. His oxygen-carrying capacity was the highest ever recorded in the literature for someone his age, scientists said. And his relative retention of muscle mass was also considered remarkable.
Edward Frederick Whitlock was born in London on March 6, 1931. He ran a 4:34 mile as a schoolboy, but an injury to the Achilles’ tendon in his right foot curtailed his collegiate running career. Upon graduating in 1952 from the Royal School of Mines at Imperial College in London, he moved to Canada for work and did not run again seriously for nearly two decades, until he was 41.
Mr. Whitlock is survived by his wife of 58 years, Brenda; two sons, Neil and Clive; and a sister, Catherine Hunt.
By December, though, his running had been interrupted by various pains in his shoulder, knee, hip and groin. His weight had also dropped to 105 pounds. Even so, as with many runners, he was reluctant to visit a doctor. He gave no indication that he was gravely ill.

R.I.P Ed.. He is a legend

Watch some of his video

Friday, March 3, 2017

Infographic : How To Train For A Marathon

12:11:00 AM

Hm.. I'm not really think I'm ready for marathon but maybe I'll try it this year. Just read this infographic make me motivated

Sunday, January 1, 2017

Starting New Goal

12:26:00 AM
Hello.. Happy New Year 2017 for my beloved reader.

How about your running in 2016? Do you achieve your goal or not? In my cases, I just complete 43% of my previous distance target. Last year, my goal is to achieve 1,000 kilometer a year but I can't even reached 500 kilometer. It is ashamed that I thought the 1,000 kilometer is not really hard to achieved for a year. 

Let's calculate the target. In a year there are 52 weeks. If I could run 48 weeks and run 20 kilometer a week, I could run a total around 960 kilometer. And to add 40 kilometer is easy if I could manage it. 
But, what past is past. In 2017, I've target another goal. As I've failed the goal in 2016, I'm lower my expectation. As I could run 430 kilometer last year, I need to increase some percent of the target. I'm added to 600 kilometer next year which is almost 40% increase from my previous achievement. 
To achieve it, I need to be more consistent. Firstly, in first quarter (before Jun 2016), I need to finish at least 360 kilometer. Is it hard to achieve? If I could do it consistent I need to run 60 kilometer per month which mean I need to run at least 15 kilometer per week. Based on this calculation, I though I could achieve it if I do it properly like this :-

Tuesday  : 6 kilometer
Thursday : 4 kilometer
Saturday : 8 kilometer

If this amount could be follow it is not impossible to get the total amount before June. The hardest part is on fasting day that begin on Mei-June. So I need to do a slow jogging on that month. Maybe I need to push on January - April before Ramadhan.
Or maybe I could do at Gym on Ramadhan and running on treadmill.
| Do you want to own a treadmill? |
I'm also planning to do some Half Marathon this year. The important part is need to do training consistently. If not, is it impossible to do half marathon. For event I'm waiting for some event such as Fit Malaysia or participate in event that list on 2017. Hopefully I could achieve my target this year and hope no injury in my feet.
I'm also target that I could reach pace below 7min/kilometer in some event. As now, I need to do more work as my pace now is bad. It is average 9.** min/kilometer in some training. 
I hope I could run and hold my breath at pace 8.** before continuing to fasten my pace. It is bad timing if the pace is not improve.
Other than that, I hope this blog could become a place for me to share my though of running and if possible, I hope it could return me some investment. Wish that I could buy some smartwatch such as Garmin Forerunner or FItbit. It is hard to run with handphone .Buy for yourself this Garmin  Fitbit or Epson Runsense and it will help me too.

Okay, that's for starter in 2017. Wish you luck with your running and Happy New Year. 

Keep Running and Get Healthy Body !!

Monday, December 19, 2016

Running Colour Run Ayer Molek version 2

10:29:00 PM
Hello my fellow friends.
How about your running day? I'm not in good shape as in December I just run around 20 kilometer only. My aim for this year to run 1,000 kilometer also can't achieve as now the mileage is only 417 kilometer. It is only 41% complete from the total target. 
I'm really upset about this achievement but it is not a fail.
Maybe I can't reached the target but it is still good year for me. This is 2nd year I'm involved in some running event and I learnt many things. Maybe next year I need to improve many things especially consistency and discipline. It is important if I want to be a good runner or maybe can catch up with some elite veteran runner.

Last Sunday I just participate in Colour Run 2 Ayer Molek, Melaka. It is a 7.55 kilometer running from JAPERUN Ayer Molek. The event has been organized by UMNO Ayer Molek. Okay, it is just about running and I don't think all of participant is BN people. The important thing is running and it doesn't matter your colour and your ideology. 

In this event I've clocked 57:44 minutes which is my average pace is 7:38 min/kilometer. Still good as I don't have proper training and my foot has pain. Maybe it is the last event for this year and I'll prepare for next year.

Hopefully I could participate in Skyhawk Melaka which is 21 kilometer. I want to challenge myself.
This running event, I think I've facing problem. Honestly, I couldn't run 80% of the route. It is look like I can't bear the pain on my legs at 3-4 kilometer. I started walking on that kilometer and my running began slow. Need to change and do more training.